Tastemaker: DJ Maria Lawlor on her mimosa obsession, and playing tunes for the huns and the girlos

The former primary school teacher has learned to trust her gut when it comes to her music choices at gigs

Maria Lawlor, DJ and ex-primary school teacher. ‘Maybe it’s the teacher in me, but I believe that when you are kind and genuine, good things come to you’

Maria Lawlor was a primary school teacher before changing career post-Covid, and going into DJing. She has played venues including the Olympia Theatre and festivals including Electric Picnic, as well as regular dance brunches and corporate events.

What was your earliest ambition?

I wanted to be a teacher from the moment I started school. After college I spent five years as a primary school teacher, and absolutely loved it. But I always wanted to be ...